Baracoa Residents Profit from New Houses
- Submitted by: manso
- 04 / 30 / 2011
Granma Daily. More than 400 families, whose houses were damaged by the barrage of natural phenomena in 2008, have been provided with new homes in the Cuban city of Baracoa.
In 2008, the city was hit first by a heavy swell and then by Hurricane Ike,wreaking havoc on the urban infrastructure. In response to this situation, local authorities began implementing a program aimed at gradually repairing and replacing homes and the damaged infrastructure.
People's Power Municipal Assembly president in Baracoa, Roberto Maresma, said that 92.4 percent of the housing infrastructure damaged by the natural phenomena has been taken care of, including roof repairing.
Three years ago, Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma passed over Cuba, bringing about heavy material losses estimated at US $10 billion, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.